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Monday, July 16, 2007
We went to a concert last night. It was three bands from our youth: The Alarm, The Fixx and the headliner The Psychedelic Furs. Massive amounts of fun. The venue was a small club in San Francisco which was great because it reminded me of the places I went to see concerts when I was in high school (places like the Whiskey-a-go-go in LA where I saw XTC and the punk group X). In fact, it's actually kind of strange but I've never attended a stadium type concert.

The show was sold out and we actually got there kind of early hoping to grab some food and drinks before the show but ended up just heading over to stand in line. Which turned out to be very cool because we ended up being in the front right at the stage.

I mainly went to see the Furs but I also enjoyed The Alarm. They (The Alarm) opened the show and although I only remembered two of their songs I was really impressed with them. Great tunes, powerful live band that started the show off right.

I cannot say the same for The Fixx. Utterly disappointing. As one of our friends said...it looked like they were there for a paycheck and nothing more.

Then came the Furs and thankfully they made The Fixx a memory. They were just outstanding. They did a great set featuring most of their more mainstream hits (Pretty in Pink, Love My Way and The Ghost In You) as well as some of their earlier work (and my personal fav's) like Dumb Waiters and Heaven. The closed their encore with my most favorite of favorite's India in which they blew the roof off the place.

They obviously had the amps set at "Eleven" (a little Spinal Tap humor for those that get it).

As I said we were in the front (and I mean leaning-up-against-the-stage front) and Richard Butler (vocals) favorite spot was literally standing above Stef as he blasted out songs in his classic raspy tone. She told me after the show she was really nervous that he might fall on top of her as he was leaning so much over the edge of the stage.
posted by Steveg @ 12:37 PM  
  • At 10:20 PM, Blogger Tricia said…

    lately, when i've been to concerts of my faves from the 80s, it just makes you feel so young... it's funny how music can bring back old feelings and emotions.

    i'm thinking about seeing crowded house next month. "don't dream it's over" was one of my faves.

    (ps. pretty in pink is one of my favorite all time movies partly because of the great soundtrack)

  • At 11:51 AM, Blogger Cristina Warner said…

    We had a great time too! I also posted my own review on my blog on my space. I loved every second of the show (excluding Fixx) but I was also worried like Stef. I was also a little uncomfortable when I ended up staring at his crotch at times (only because it was right in my face!). LMAO

  • At 4:03 PM, Blogger Valerie said…

    LOVE the Psychedelic Furs! I keep missing them when they play L.A.

    Seeing an old fave and my fave new fave next month at The Greek - Squeeze and Fountains of Wayne. Can't wait!

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